Sisters Andie and Kara Yamagami opened their restaurant in March 2016 in Presidio Heights— not far from where they were born and raised. After being diagnosed with five different food allergies, Andie became a personal chef specializing in alternative cooking. Her natural, holistic technique is manifested on the glutenfree, bistro-style menu that’s mostly devoid of dairy, soy and nuts. The Yamagamis have been in the San Francisco restaurant industry over 40 years, and As Quoted is a family affair in every sense. Kara is an architect who designed the sleek, minimal interior and made most of the furnishings, and their mother helped with the interior design and floral centerpieces. The many regulars swear by the taco salad and the open-faced BLT with homemade ranch sauce.